Recommended Academic Plan for the B.S. in Business (BSBCC) Accounting Option at Penn State Worthington Scranton - Program Year 2018

Effective Spring 2018

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
MATH 110 Techniques of Calculus I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Natural Science (GN)

Nautral Science (GN)

3
Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Humanities / US Culture (GH;US)

Humanities / US Culture (GH;US)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
4
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing Notes for: MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing

MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SCM 200 Introduction to Statistics for Business (GQ)Notes for: SCM 200

SCM 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts Notes for: MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business ProfessionalsNotes for: B A 321

B A 321

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 301 Corporation FinanceNotes for: FIN 301

FIN 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 471 Intermediate Accounting INotes for: ACCTG 471

ACCTG 471

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
B A 322 Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals Notes for: B A 322

B A 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SCM 301 Business Logistics ManagementNotes for: SCM 301

SCM 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

3
ACCTG 472 Intermediate Financial Accounting II Notes for: ACCTG 472

ACCTG 472

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
B A 420 Preparation for Career Management Notes for: B A 420

B A 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
B A 421 Project Management Notes for: B A 421

B A 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
I B 303 International Business Operations (IL)Notes for: I B 303

I B 303

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 404 Managerial Accounting Notes for: ACCTG 404

ACCTG 404

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 403W Auditing Notes for: ACCTG 403W

ACCTG 403W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

2-3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
B A 422W Strategic Business PlanningNotes for: B A 422W

B A 422W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B A 495A Business InternshipNotes for: B A 495A

B A 495A

3-6 credits of BA 495A (Internship) or 495B (Research) is required. Consult the Program Coordinator if you wish to do research instead of an internship. If a student opts to take B A 495 for 3 credits instead of 6 cr, an additional 3 cr in 400-level business selections must also be taken. See adviser.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ACCTG 405 Principles of Taxation Notes for: ACCTG 405

ACCTG 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level Business CourseNotes for: 400-Level Business Course

400-Level Business Course

Select from ACCTG, B A, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, R M, OR SCM
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Program Notes:
Available options of the BSBCC program at PS WS are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing and Individualized. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
Note for the Accounting Option: Students wishing to complete Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy Requirements for CPA certification are recommended to use elective credits to meet the additional 30 hours of of academic credit by taking the following courses: ACCTG 431, ACCTG 432, ACCTG 461, ACCTG 473, ACCTG 483, ACCTG 497.

Academic Advising Notes:
FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.

STAT 200: Students must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.

A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses.  The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirements. 

General Education:
GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes to identify General Education requirements.  US, IL and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.  W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.  As long as 6 cr GA, 6 cr GH, 9 cr GN, 3 cr US, and 3 cr GHA are taken across the eight semesters, the particular order in which the courses are taken is not relevant. 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

MATH 110
Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
MATH 140
Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
B A 495A
3-6 credits of BA 495A (Internship) or 495B (Research) is required. Consult the Program Coordinator if you wish to do research instead of an internship. If a student opts to take B A 495 for 3 credits instead of 6 cr, an additional 3 cr in 400-level business selections must also be taken. See adviser.
400-Level Business Course
Select from ACCTG, B A, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, R M, OR SCM